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"Paper Mill Admits Fault as Dead Fish Flow To Lake Pontchartrain"

"The paper mill lnked to a substantial fish kill in the Pearl River system cautiously admitted responsibility Wednesday, as the trail of dead fish reached Lake Pontchartrain and a reservoir near Jackson, Miss., was opened in an attempt to flush the pollutants out.

Officials from the Temple-Inland plant in Bogalusa acknowledged that a mixture of pulp from the paper-manufacturing process and unspecified chemicals poured into the Pearl River late last week at levels exceeding the plant's environmental permits and might have depleted oxygen levels in the Pearl and its tributaries.

Source: New Orelans Times-Picayune, 08/19/2011
September 15, 2011

DEADLINE: "The Greater Everglades Ecosystem" Photo Contest

For the Florida Oceanographic Society's 2nd Annual Photography Contest, photos must have been taken in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, which includes the Kissimmee River watershed, Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River and the Caloosahatchee River, the southern Indian River Lagoon, Big Cypress National Preserve, and from Lake Okeechobee south to Florida Bay. September 15th deadline.

FWS Proposes To Expand Hunting at 10 Wildlife Refuges

Hunting, under certain conditions, is already allowed at more than 300 of the 553 sites in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Contact local environmental, animal rights, and hunting groups for opinions for or against these proposals that would allow additional species to be killed at 10 refuges in 8 states.

"Cancer Alley Case Gets Surprising Support"

"Mossville Louisiana sits in the shadow of 14 petrochemical refineries. When residents felt the US Government wasn’t protecting their right to a healthy environment, they reached past the American regulators, legislators and courts to take their case to the highest human rights court in the western hemisphere."

Source: Living on Earth, 08/01/2011
October 11, 2011 to October 16, 2011

40th Anniversary Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education

You’re invited to join us at the 2011 40th Anniversary Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education in Raleigh, NC. Be part of this international partnership at the forefront of the No Child Left Inside movement, defining “Environmental Literacy,” and focusing on “Excellence in Environmental Education.” Register by the Early Bird deadline of August 11, to get the best rates!

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